Gallows Hill, Pennsylvania

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Gallows Hill, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Gallows Hill is located in Pennsylvania
Gallows Hill
Gallows Hill
Coordinates: 40°31′50″N 75°13′19″W / 40.53056°N 75.22194°W / 40.53056; -75.22194Coordinates: 40°31′50″N 75°13′19″W / 40.53056°N 75.22194°W / 40.53056; -75.22194
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bucks
Township Springfield
Elevation 617 ft (188 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 18930
Area code(s) 610 and 484
GNIS feature ID 1173597[1]
Designated 1925[2]

Gallows Hill is an unincorporated community in Springfield Township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. Gallows Hill is located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Route 412 and Stony Garden Road/Gallows Hill Road.[3]

According to tradition, the community was named from a 17th-century traveler who hanged himself from a tree.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gallows Hill". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers Search" (Searchable database). Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2014-01-25. 
  3. ^ Bucks County, Pennsylvania (Map) (19th ed.). 1"=2000'. ADC Map. 2006. p. 2583. § E5. ISBN 0-87530-774-4. 
  4. ^ Davis, William Watts Hart (1905). History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania: From the Discovery of the Delaware to the Present Time. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 38.